Rafael Navarro and his son have completed the purchase of Santee, California based Jimco Racing from the estate of Robbie Pierce. Pierce passed away in a tragic scuba diving accident on January 3rd. The Navarro’s were initially involved in a business partnership with Pierce that began last year.
The Navarro family will carry on the history of Jimco Racing. Jimco was founded in the 1970’s by Navy civilian engineer Jim Julson. Julson was building race cars full time and soon left his navy job. Jim was joined by his son Mike Julson. Mike ran the company after Jim’s retirement in 1989. Mike semi-retired in 2016 and Robbie Pierce acquired the company in 2018. Jimco Racing will continue its development and evolution of the all-wheel drive trophy truck along with other race vehicles and UTV parts.